CHELSEA, Mich. -- Chrysler Group will add employees later this year to its Toledo Assembly Complex to increase production of the Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited, sales head Reid Bigland said today.
Bigland said the automaker has been studying ways to boost Wrangler production for several months, and will add employees in the Wrangler plant's body shop in the fourth quarter. Bigland spoke to Automotive News at a Chrysler media event at the automaker's proving grounds here. Bigland did not offer specific job or production figures.
The Toledo complex has two plants, a unibody plant that will build the Jeep Liberty until that product ends production Aug. 16, and a second assembly plant that builds the Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited.
"We're on track to have our best month ever for Wrangler in June," Bigland said.
Bigland also said the automaker is considering adding a third shift at its truck plant in Warren, Mich., but declined to give specifics. The plant makes the Ram 1500 pickup truck, which is being re-engineered for the 2013 model year and is launching production in the fall.